Italian Velo Tours
Italian VeloTours was created after our years of experience with the Milan based Turbolento Bike & Run Club. Having gained considerable knowledge of Italy’s ‘quiet roads’ - LE STRADE ZITTE, we wanted to pass on our enjoyment and provide cyclists with the most stimulating and scenic trips through Italy’s country roads.
As founders and “trip designers” of Italian VeloTours, we are not only experienced cyclists, but professional photographers and authors too, having written many cycle touring guides. With a shared passion for both cycling and the Italian landscape, we have explored and logged miles of unknown roads - experiencing wonderful places, beautiful views and welcoming people. From river valleys and farms, to hidden-away hotels and charming trattorias – visitors can enjoy the hospitality on offer or just relax and soak up the atmosphere.
Key to the enjoyment of an Italian VeloTours trip is the provision of a support minivan and highly experienced guide for every tour – allowing guests to explore ‘real’ Italy in safety.
We also cater for a wide range of cycling abilities, as the group pace is never frantic; instead we slow things down to allow for conversation and appreciation of the surrounding scenery. So it is not necessary to be super fit, just familiar with the saddle and medium-range distances (70-90km per day).
Cyclotourism is the best way to immerse yourself in the spirit of a place, to contemplate the landscape, and to discover little villages and cities. With the enormous satisfaction of getting there under your own steam. In every corner of Italy you'll discover surprising vistas: an unforgettable sunset, a dawn that will charge you with energy for the entire day. Each of your senses will be stimulated by our bike tours in Italy.
Italian Velo Tours are recreational Italy bike tours – advanced athletic performance is not required, just familiarity with the saddle and medium-range distances (60-120k). You ride with us using your own bycicle, but quality Italian racing bikes (Cinelli) can also be rented. Some legs and hills can be demanding, but always at a “contemplative and conversational” pace. A minivan totes the baggage, gives mechanical support, and offers assistance to anyone whose energy runs low. Five or six hours on the bike each day, with plenty of time to enjoy Italy "beyond the bike".
Upon receipt of payment your order will be packed and posted either the same day, or at latest the next working day.
Paypal and credit cards are processed almost immediately, while bank transfers can take 24-48 hours.
In general we find that deliveries to Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane metro and VIC regional are made within 1-3 working days. NSW, SA, TAS, ACT and NT take 2-5 working days. Regional QLD, WA and other remote areas will take 5-7 working days.
Please note these are only expected deliveries times and occasionally delays may occur.
We use Australia Post for all of our deliveries except for Bulky Items. For bulky items we use Direct Freight Couriers.
COMBINED POSTAGE FOR THE PURCHASE OF SEVERAL ITEMS
Our internal shipping charge calculator will tell you the cost of your postage prior to your checkout. In most cases buying more than 1 item will result in cost savings to you.
- Small items up to 500g cost around $7 postage. Depending on the weight and size you will get 2 sometimes 3 small items posted for this amount.
- Most larger items post for about $12 and you will generally be able to add 1-3 small items at no extra charge
- Once you purchase products over 3 kg in weight there is generally, only a small amount of extra postage charged
COMBINED SHIPPING CHARGES FOR BULKY ITEMS
You can add smaller items together with bulky items and there will generally be no or a small added postage cost. Ordering items such as 2 bike cases may not result in any savings due to their volume. Ordering mid-size items like two fluid trainers together will result in very good savings though. You will get your quote for shipping costs before you checkout.
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We now ship to New Zealand. For further details please visit our International page here.